Red Beef Chili

Embark on a culinary journey with this classic Red Beef Chili, a dish that promises both robust flavors and heartwarming comfort. This recipe artfully balances the richness of beef with a medley of spices and textures. Perfect for a cozy evening, this chili is sure to delight your palate and warm your soul.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 6 people


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (7 oz) can green chilies, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sour cream (for serving)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (for serving)


  1. Brown the Beef: In a large pot over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain excess fat.
  2. Sauté Vegetables: In the same pot, add the chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, green chilies, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, sugar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Add Broth and Simmer: Pour in the beef broth and stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Once cooked, ladle the chili into bowls. Serve hot, garnished with chopped cilantro, a dollop of sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories540 kcal
Total Fat30g
Saturated Fat12g
Trans Fat1.5g
Total Carbohydrates35g
Dietary Fiber9g

Enjoy this heartwarming Red Beef Chili, a dish where simplicity meets depth of flavor, perfect for gatherings or a quiet night in. Happy cooking!